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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at CK thanks travlr! Deep cherry cola color, small head. Nosr brings nice cassis, light earthy tartness. Palate a bit thin. Fine, but not particularly intriguing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Maroon color, clear, tan edge head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, grapes. Taste is softly sour currant, sourdough brown bread.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head, good lacing / Mellow nose of dark fruit, berry, smoke, chocolate / Medium to full body, lightly sweet & sour, steely but somewhat lush, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of sour black current, dark cherry, smoke, jerky, grass, chocolate / A superb sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Dark ruby hued mahogany pours. Short tan head. Aroma is dark malt, cocoa, dark fruit notes and yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted dark bread, toasted malt, grains, yeast and light earthiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a smallish biege head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast. A bit different, but very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 The appearance of this beer is a dark reddish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma has hints of toasted and caramel malts, Belgian yeast, and raisins. The taste is slightly sweet, mildly umami, and slightly sour, and the palate mixes an thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Tasty beer, very reminiscent of a dubbel, dark frutis, some berry note, spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tap at brewery st louis, mo june 2013 Pours murky brown with a soapy tan head with great lacing. Nose is currants lite sourness , nutty notes, some nice roasted notes. Flavors are very tart lite sourness lots of currant flavors roasted notes lite char with some funky belgian yeast twang. Long lite nutty roasted notes with lingering sourness grains lite bitterness very nic complex beer that can’t really be in a category.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Memphis. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head and lace. Notes of dark fruit, caramel malts. Medium mouthfeel, sweetish finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
750 ml bottle via phaleslu. Pours dark brown with some reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma had the fruit character I was expecting, dark fruits, a hint of cherry, caramel, and a decent amount of buttery toffee. The flavor is pretty sweet, buttery toffee, caramel, dark fruits with plums and cherry standing out. This is good, but not great; certainly a bit different.


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